Kenyan Aid Worker Abducted in Dadaab Refugee Camp

A Kenyan aid worker for humanitarian group Care International was abducted at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya on Monday, Sept. 19.

According to Care Kenya acting country director Gary McGurk, the aid worker was carjacked by three armed men at the Hagadera refugee camp in Dadaab — the world’s largest refugee camp.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Following the incident, Care International, which has more than 300 mostly Kenyan employees in the camp, has suspended all nonessential services. It has asked nonessential staff to stay within the base compound. Meanwhile, the organization’s staff for water and food programs are continuing operations under police escort. 

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